6-8 November 2018, Strasbourg, France 6-8 November 2018, Strasbourg, France

35th session of the Congress: integrity and ethical behaviour of local and regional elected representatives

35th Session 11 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

The members of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe met in Strasbourg, France, from 6 to 8 November 2018 at their 35th session on the theme of “Integrity and ethical behaviour of local and regional elected representatives”. The Congress examined, for adoption,...

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Congress Presidency Congress Presidency

Congress members renewed the presidency of the Congress on 6 November 2018 in Strasbourg, France. They elected Anders KNAPE (Sweden, EPP/CCE) President, Gunn Marit HELGESEN (Norway, EPP/CCE) President of the Chamber of Regions and Xavier CADORET (France, SOC) President of the Chamber of Local Authorities. The three Congress committees also held elections, with Gabriele NEFF (Germany, ILDG) and Leendert VERBEEK (Netherlands, SOC) being re-elected Chair of the Current Affairs Committee and Chair of the Monitoring Committee respectively, while Robert GRÜMAN (Romania, EPP/CCE) was elected Chair of the Governance Committee.

Political dialogue Political dialogue

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers: “The European Charter of Local-Self-Government is a major achievement of the Council of Europe”

35th Session 7 November 2018 Strasbourg, France

“These are, undoubtedly, difficult times. At the European level, at the national and local level and also at an institutional level. Pan-European challenges are more present than ever,” said Marija Pejčinović BURIĆ, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia,...

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Integrity and ethical behaviour Integrity and ethical behaviour

Safeguarding integrity among local and regional elected representatives

35th Session 7 November 2018 Strasbourg, France

Conflicts of interest, transparency, open government and Code of Conduct regarding local and regional governance: four reports were adopted on these issues during the 35th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France) on 7 November 2018....

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Congress reform Congress reform

Consolidating the institutional role of the Congress to better defend local and regional democracy

35th Session 7 November 2018 Strasbourg, France

On 7 November 2018 the Congress adopted a recommendation which included several proposals for the reform of its political functioning. The aim is to consolidate its institutional role as a guarantor of local and regional democracy within the Council of Europe, while strengthening its capacity to...

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